1)There's some interesting use of language in this.
2)Ah, another in along line of lame Doctor Who robots. Vaguely reminiscent of a War Machine.
3)"What are boys?"
4)"Is she fat?" Uh-oh.
5)"We're the Rezzies." I...uh...no.
6)I'm a little sketchy as to the Chief Caretaker as acting as though he thinks the Doctor is the Great Architect.
7)Cliffhanger #1: "What should we do with him now, Chief?" "Kill him."
8)"Rules should always make sense."
10)Cliffhanger #2: The Rezzies want to eat Mel!
11)The Creature from the Waste Disposal Unit!
12)"...But, then, I'm not a power-crazed psychopath."
13)The pool robot is also lame.
14)Cliffhanger #3: The Cleaners attack the Doctor!
15)Briers' "possessed" act is somewhat goofy.
16)"All the nasty human beings!"
17)"Did Mel make the creature unalive for you?"
18)Why did none of these people ever leave Paradise Towers? Are they all locked in? Or are things even worse outside?
Overall: I found this quite enjoyable. I like a nice random adventure that you don't have to worry about how it ties into a larger storyline.
Just to clarify, NO, I don't have anything like the transmission version of Power of the Daleks. I meant that of the DVDs and VHS tapes that were marketed by the BBC here in North America, I have all but 2 stories to complete the set in either one format or the other.
So, I re-watched the story on the weekend and while I don't recall it being an action-packed roller coaster of excitement, it was even blander than I remembered. I am not sorry that I bought it or anything but on a ten point scale it is a soft 5. Although I did try to keep in mind that as mentioned in the commentary, this was written as a standard Doctor adventure and not specifically for McCoy. One thing though, with the Rezzies, the Kangs and the Caretakers, this was a massive casting for the series, damn near twenty people. Next weekend: Invasion of Time. Yay!
We (I, really) ended up watching all four chapters in a single sitting while sorting comics on the TV room floor. Tracy watched one episode and left the room (she thought it was quite silly), but came back midway through the third episode and watched the rest. the one aspect of the the serial I found most unbelievable was the treatment of Pex by the Kangs. In such a situation, I would think it would be "Paradise Towers" indeed as far as Pex is concerned.